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Rates of child marriage are low in Albania, but the practice is found among Roma, and in some isolated rural communities. Factors driving child marriage include poverty, the lack of value placed on girls’ education, cultural attitudes, geographical isolation, social exclusion, trafficking, and emigration.

This is one of 14 country overviews produced by UNFPA EECARO about child marriage in the region, including country-specific national and legal context, responses, data, and recommendations for the future.